Monica Taylor

Monica Taylor, 25 year WoodyFest veteran artist, Red Dirt Sister, and friend to all! She will be honored at this year’s Gypsy Cafe Music Festival with the Restless Spirits Award! The Godfather of Red Dirt Music, Bob Childers penned Restless Spirits, the classic ‘anthem’ of this musical genre.

This red dirt girl grew up in the heart of Red Dirt music country – near Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cimarron river flows just a mile to the south, the sky is big and full of colors in the early morning, and those last few minutes of the day.

Farming and ranching has been the staple for the small community of Perkins in which she grew up. Rodeo, church, swimming holes, baling hay, kids meeting each other on a dirt road to ride horses, picnics, the senior citizens in the little town have always had great country and western swing music on Monday nights. These are the things that filled Monica’s life growing up. Be sure to listen to Trains, Rivers & Trails,
the ninth album by Taylor is filled with songs inspired by trains, rivers, and trails. It includes eleven new recordings – seven originals written by Monica and four cover songs that are highly requested at her shows. Produced by Jared Tyler, Travis Fite, and Monica Taylor-Fite.